Humane Educator’s Toolbox: ProCon.org Helps Critical Thinking About Global Ethical Issues
Recently the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, endorsed the website ProCon.org “for its use in critical thinking…
What Humane Education Looks like: Finding the Connections and Root Causes of Global Issues
We live in a world in which we too often dichotomize issues into a simple black/white, either/or, us/them framework. We…
Localization v. Globalization: A False Dichotomy
For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for Common Dreams, a progressive news site. Here’s…
Making Choices About Charitable Giving
A New York Times essay on giving asks where we should be spending our charitable dollars. While charitable giving increased…
The False Dichotomy of Localization vs. Globalization
I recently watched Helena Norberg-Hodge’s TEDx talk, The Economics of Happiness. I’ve appreciated Helena Norberg-Hodge’s work for some time, but…
Changemaker Jay Smooth: We’re Not Supposed to Be Perfect When It Comes to Navigating Race
“It’s the connection we maintain with our imperfections that allows us to be good.” ~ Jay Smooth Virtually all of…
Helping Youth Become Solutionaries: The Rockville, Maryland Proposed Deer Hunt
For my blog post today, I wanted to share a letter I wrote to the mayor and council members of…
Look Beyond Either/Or to the Both-And
I’m swamped with our new graduate programs right now, so here’s a repost from 7/20/09 that I hope you’ll enjoy.…
Enhance Your Students’ Critical Thinking (& Your Own) With ProCon.org
Many educators are seeking strategies for helping their students think more deeply, critically and broadly about the challenging issues of…
Local Versus Global, Consumerism vs. Simplicity
I was reading an article in the July/August issue of Ode Magazine titled, “If you’ve got it, spend it: How…
Touching Strangers: Making Friends of “Others”
Last spring my husband and I were walking the trail in a nearby park, enjoying the flitter of birds and…
Practicing the Third Side
This is a repost from 1/24/08 that we thought you’d enjoy reading. One of the books our students in the…